Goldsmiths University of London Union
Our award-winning Goldsmiths Students’ Union provides a range of services and student development opportunities.
Get involved in clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities, sports facilities, student media, representation, advice, meeting rooms, and entertainment.
It plays a big part in life at Goldsmiths, providing opportunities for exciting extracurricular experiences whatever your interests. Our bar has an excellent atmosphere, a late licence several nights each week, and is a great value and friendly place to meet people.
The Union holds a varied selection of events too, including regular quizzes, gigs, live sports and film nights, and the fabulous weekly Club Sandwich night, a Goldsmiths institution!
Find out how you can get involved in Union life, and investigate our image galleries on our Flickr account.
Societies are student-led groups where like-minded individuals can get together and share their interests. Joining a society is a great way to get involved with your community, university and union while making a difference and meeting new friends.
The aims were to meet changing student needs, and to enable the Union to conform to the requirements of the 2006 Charities Act. Against this background, certain aspects of the formal relationship with the College were also clarified.
Articles of Governance and Bye-Laws
The new Charities Act, passed in November 2006 but long-anticipated, was the catalyst for many Students’ Unions, including the Goldsmiths Students’ Union, to review their governance structures. The most significant change for students’ unions resulting from the Charities Act was that all those with a turnover in excess of £100,000 now fall under the Charity Commission’s regulation.
Council approved the Articles of Governance on 22 March 2007 (to take effect from 1 September 2008), and they were then approved by a Students’ Union referendum on 23 April 2007. These are for an “Unincorporated Association”.